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Visceral leishmaniasis--a study of 38 cases on the basis of geographical distribution.
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PMID:  7563576     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Geographical distribution of thirty-eight cases of visceral leishmaniasis (VL), who were diagnosed in the department of Pathology, Rawalpindi Medical College and two private laboratories in Rawalpindi and Islamabad is presented. Majority (84.2%) came from Azad Kashmir, especially from areas around Poonch (e.g., Rawlakot-28.9%; Bagh-23.7%; Dirkot-5.3% and Pallandari-2.6%) and areas around Muzaffarabad (e.g., Chakothi-13.2% and Punja Sharif-5.3%). Only two patients (5.3%) belonged to Gilgit agency. Four cases came from villages around Murree, Rawalpindi and Abbottabad. These places are not known as endemic areas of VL. It is proposed that epidemiological studies for VL should be carried out in areas of Azad Kashmir, especially concentrating on the places from where patients keep on presenting for treatment in various hospitals of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
K Hassan; N Ikram; K P Bukhari; S H Shah; M Hassan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1995 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-11-03     Completed Date:  1995-11-03     Revised Date:  2008-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  PAKISTAN    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Rawalpindi Medical College.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Disease Outbreaks
Leishmaniasis, Visceral / epidemiology*
Pakistan / epidemiology

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